...back when he played a closeted gay inbred Southern Republican twat on "Will and Grace" -- a role which Imaginary Variety Magazine described as "No stretch whatsoever" for this vicious little fraction of a man.
But as the saying goes, a rising fascism lifts all jackboots, and so unless the Republican Senate can dig up the decomposing remains of it's collective soul and heave it into the Lazarus Pit for a fast resurrection, it looks like Mr. Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III in on track be elevated from his current job as Junior Elected Embarrassment from the great state of Alabama to a position where he can pose an immediate and existential threaten the civil rights of all Americans and further embarrass us on the world stage.
From Brother Charlie Pierce (who should definitely slip my resume to Stephanie Miller):
This Isn't About Partisan Bickering. This Is About Protecting Civil Rights.Donald Trump's nomination of Jeff Sessions is a national disgrace....But nothing puts the rotting fish atop the cholera sundae quite like the nomination of Sessions, a rank segregationist and career opponent of everything for which the Civil Rights movement stood for, to run the Department of Justice. Sessions is a thoroughgoing horror, and he's also a product of the rather successful attempts by the Reagan administration 30 years ago to pander to the detritus of American apartheid, and to reinstate white supremacy by any covert means necessary, from having Reagan launch his campaign with a states rights speech across town from where murdered Civil Rights workers once were buried in a dam to the nomination in 1985 of William Bradford Reynolds to be assistant attorney general. Reynolds was a protégé of Edwin Meese, that deathless old authoritarian yahoo who's now advising the staff of Camp Runamuck. Reynolds was a determined foe of "quotas," and he wasn't real fond of federal efforts to protect the franchise on behalf of his fellow citizens who happened to be African-American....But there's also another sad factor to be considered. The attitude toward, say, voting rights held by Jefferson Beauregard Sessions is almost exactly the same as the attitude demonstrated by the Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court when that worthy declared the Day of Jubilee in the Shelby County decision that gutted the VRA. Not to fight someone like Jeff Sessions is to surrender hard-won gains that, quite frankly, were won by people with their blood...
But at least Susan Sarandon got what she wanted. And in the end, isn't that really the most important thing of all?
.@SusanSarandon and given your riches, it's an outcome that won't impact you the way it does so many of the truly vulnerable.— Joy Reid (@JoyAnnReid) November 17, 2016